L1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 989 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5556 times:
Well, I have a lot of wonderful Aviation memories of the 80´s, but probably my best is my very first flight ever!
June 20th, 1985
Delta Flight # DL15
Lockheed TriStar L1011-250
Will never forget that!
We flew in Business Class, what an experience!
And what a wonderful cabin crew, they even took me down to the lower lobe galley (probably unimaginable these days), and I´m pretty sure, that this was the day my love to Delta, the L1011, commercial aviation and my dream of becoming a Flight Attendant was born!!!
I also remember watching all those wonderful Pan Am birds from the visitors terrace at FRA! I truly miss it!!!
Jeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1336 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5536 times:
My best memories are a tie between flying on the 757 and 767 for the first time (American Airlines). I flew on the 757 from IAD to Phoenix, and the 767 from Baltimore to LAX and back. Plus, in 1987 when I flew on my first 747, British Airways from IAD to LHR, and in 1988 when I flew on Aer Lingus (747) from JFK to Dublin. However one of my most interesting flights was on Aeroflot (both domestic and also from Moscow to JFK).
Tommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7008 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5443 times:
was born in the 80's. All I can say if from learning about it, it was simply amazing. Mostly b/c PAA and EA were still around, and how the 757, 767, A310, A300 were brand new. I WISH I was around to live the 1980s.
Cs03 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5416 times:
Flying down to the 1984 worlds fair in New Orleans! We took a Eastern 757-200 there from EWR, and it was quite fun! On return to NYC (via LGA) I took a DL 1011 N/S and we even overflew a thunderstorm! Service both ways was lots better than today! ( try airlinemeals.com) and REALLY miss the past! (I did not mean this for an add) (cs03)
Finally, I had fond memories of being an airport bum at OAK, SFO and SJC during the 1980's and 1990's, seeing airlines like Sunworld, Air Cal, PSA, Jet America, Pride Air, Far West Airlines, Martinair, Wien Air Alaska, Continental West, Republic Airlines, World Airways, Transamerica, Grand Airways, Royal West Airlines, Muse Air, Transtar Airlines, Hughes Airwest, West Air, Pacific Coast Airlines, Apollo Airways, etc.
MD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5362 times:
Growing up on the 27R final approach at PHL.. I could just look up and always see something cool. Whether it was a US 722 or 732 (seen about every few min... or one of Eastern's many flights; Maybe it was United's nightly parade of a DC8, DC10s a 741 and 762. Oh yeah, I can't forget about good old Midway..
Kevin752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 730 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5327 times:
I was very young in the 1980's so I do not remember very much now but I could say from all the Pictures I have seen I like United Airlines old 747's and dc10's, the Delta airlines planes and Air new Zealand planes from the 1980's. Also I really like People Express they were a great airline.
Justplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 724 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5294 times:
Going to Sea-Tac to see inaugural flights: United to Tokyo and Hong Kong, JAL to Tokyo, Finnair to Helsinki. Hearing Delta and Eastern and TWA L-1011's spooling up. Seeing JAL, Thai, United and later Continental 747's most days.
ARCJET From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5201 times:
On November 29, 1988 I was waiting at Philadlephia to board my Military contract flight to Keflavik, Iceland. I had no idea what airline operated the route or what aircraft. When we left the gate area and walked down the stairs and walked on the apron, there sitting on the ramp was a Hawaiian Airlines DC-8-62 N8969 waiting for us to board. It was about 10pm when we boarded the beautiful bird. It was nice to use the air stairs and not a steril jetway. I remember a United DC-10 was parked by our DC-8 and how long we taxied until we lined up and the engines roared. Six hours later we descended to Keflavik and arrived at 6am local time. When we arrived one of the flight attendants announced "Mahalo, welcome to Iceland!" I would take the same aircraft back to Philadelphia on November 29, 1989. A very nice way to start my Air Force career.
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5180 times:
LOL L1011Lover! N737D was my 1st 1011 ride also!
I flew her from ATL to DFW in the early 90's. From there she continued onto Honolulu. I ended up sitting under the #2 engine in the middle seats but that was fine by me! I was to blissed out about being on my 1st L-10 to care!
Zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3249 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5081 times:
I used to take the T to Logan once a month where I would spend the day. I would take the airport shuttle to Terminal A and walk my way around, collecting timetables and such. I would always make sure to visit the 16th floor of the tower, where the observation lounge was. I would try to hit it in the early afternoon, when the international flights would arrive.
In those days, I could expect to see 747's from:
ElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5056 times:
The first visit of the Concorde to Detroit Metro Airport in the summer of 1985. Actually, 4 Concordes arrived and departed within two days - 2 on Friday and 2 on Saturday. They were chartered by the Nomads travel club, who were celebrating their 20th anniversary. On Saturday, the two aircraft arrived at nearly the same time, one landing on rwy 21R and the other on 21L. They then met at the center of the airport and taxied to the Int'l terminal together. I remember people watching from everywhere possible -- parking deck, observation deck, standing on top of concouses and even some on top of hangars on the west side of rwy 21R. Quite a sight.
Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool.....
MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5035 times:
Going out to the airport with my dad probably twice a week after school, walking around, picking up the latest flight schedules, walking through the terminals and watching the Delta DC-8's and L1011's...the American DC-10's and 767's...the Northwest Orient 757's...the great silver fleet of Eastern...the many Muse Air/Transtar jets...the brightly colored jets of TAN SAHSA, LACSA, AVIATECA, and TACA...and of course, Pan Am 727's. I will never forget those days. I just wish I had the foresight to realize that perhaps some of these airlines/aircraft would ever be seen here again...I would have taken pictures if I had.
L1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 989 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5017 times:
Hi SWA TPA,
...that is pretty cool!!!
Do you have any ideas of the status of N737D? I know, that she stayed on with DL to the very end and was one of the last 3 L1011´s DL was operating until august 2001!
I guess, she´s probably still in storage at VCV!
Hope they didn´t scrapped her up yet!!!
By the way, I used to come to TPA quite frequently, and miss it so much, since we suspended our flights there...
Memories are great. Trust me, I was always on the look out for 737D everyday. It was always nice to see her. Like an old friend. I followed her to the end as well. I assume she is still at VCV. A sad end for a great bird!
I believe I can fly.....
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